John Donato

John Donato

John Donato has a broad range of experience in the financial industry, including trading, brokering, and designing many aspects of real-time fixed income and foreign exchange trading systems for interdealer markets. John began his career with trading and risk management roles in fixed income and foreign exchange markets with commercial banks in New York. Among …
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John Donato has a broad range of experience in the financial industry, including trading, brokering, and designing many aspects of real-time fixed income and foreign exchange trading systems for interdealer markets. John began his career with trading and risk management roles in fixed income and foreign exchange markets with commercial banks in New York.

Among the markets he traded are Spot FX, US Treasury securities, repurchase agreements, CMOs, SBA Loan Pools, Fed Funds and Eurodollar deposits. John also has experience as an interdealer broker in the interest rate derivatives markets and Forward FX arbitrage. After the mid-1990s, John held senior positions in the newly developing electronic trading arena of the interdealer broker industry. John’s roles included creating business plans and e-commerce strategies for electronic broking and trading. He also designed matching engine algorithms and user interfaces, and managed functionality testing of those applications in the financial, foreign exchange, and energy markets.

John was a founding member of the Kent State Masters in Financial Engineering Advisory Board, and also created the intensive Financial Engineering Capstone course as part of the Kent State MSFE degree program requirements.

John has been delivering financial markets instruction since 1994, first as an in-house trainer, then later as a highly regarded training consultant for some of the largest global financial institutions. John delivers programs specializing in debt, equity, foreign exchange, credit instruments, exchange traded and OTC derivatives asset classes and their respective market structures. Many of the training programs incorporate long term and short term trading simulations in various asset classes. These simulations amplifying the hands-on aspect of trading and risk management.

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